Wooden Pony Play – #BDSM #NSFW

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Looks innocent enough, doesn’t it? Little wooden frame, angled at the top to provide, if not quite a point, a sharp sloping angle.

Where does the torture come in?

Well, sit your victim on the top of your pony for any length of time, making sure that their feet cannot quite touch the ground, and they’re going to have to put all of their weight  upon their most intimate parts. After a while, it’s going to hurt. After a long while, it’s going to really hurt.

Additional weights can be placed on the ankles, to increase the level of weight placed upon the groin and restraints are liberally employed to make sure the slave can move barely an inch to ease his/her predicament.

History

The traditional wooden horse torture originated in Japan during the Edo period (as many japanese texts and books say), where it was used as a punishment for Christian missionaries or Japanese Christians and for peasants who cheated paying taxes. The first appearance of wooden horse in the historical text was in the Muromachi period (1336-1573) when it was used for torturing spies and enemies, or punish japanese clan members. A punishment similar to this was used during the American colonial period and later. Called Riding the rail the victim was often carried through town in this predicament, often in conjunction with the punishment of tarring and feathering. The crotch can be injured and the victim unable to walk without pain. The rail was also used in Europe as a general-purpose torture.

A similar device – the Spanish donkey was used in Europe both for torture and execution. The donkey was a big hit in the Spanish military. A naked victim was forced to straddle the apparatus, which was basically a vertical wood board with a sharp V-shape wedge on top. Weights were attached to the offenders’ ankles or feet, pulling them down onto the sturdy wedge until the victims split in two.

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But Catholic Guilt uses a kinder, gentler wooden horse, which he affectionately calls a “wooden pony”. The wooden pony is a less immediately painful variation. It is a single plank of wood supported (either again with wooden legs or suspended from the ceiling) horizontal from the floor on its side, with the thin edge up. Usually this edge is filed to a blunt point or rounded off. The victim is made to straddle the plank, which is adjusted (raised or lowered) in order to make the victim stand on his tiptoes or rest his body weight on his genitals on the plank to protect his tender flesh.

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9 thoughts on “Wooden Pony Play – #BDSM #NSFW

  1. Hey Christina. Another nice (and informative) post!

    I’m surprised we don’t see this used more often in erotic fiction — perhaps its too squicky for many?

    The one time I can recall off the top of my head where it was used well was in a book called “Hall of Infamy” by Amanita Virosa — very, very hot.

    • I was researching it for my new book… add a little latex and a few zips… yummy, lol.

      Thanks for the book recommendation. I’m going to add it to my reading list 😉

      Happy New Year, Trent!

    • My book, “Odyssey”, started life on Literotica and featured a wooden pony. (written with real-life perspective. Those things don’t hurt eventually; they hurt immediately!)

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